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Retail Products Systems Administrator

Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted:
February 21, 2019

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Chris Bebek

Vancouver, BC

Contact Info

604-***-****

ac8kep@r.postjobfree.com

chrisbebek.com/blog

linkedin.com/in/chrisbebek

Technical Skills

Linux Distributions

Red Hat / Centos

Debian / Ubuntu

Gentoo / Arch

Virtualization

KVM / VirtualBox / QEMU

Scripting

BASH / PowerShell

Python / VBA

Compiling

Kernels / Modules / Libraries

Opensource Software

Financial Platforms

Bloomberg API / Dataphile

Thomson Reuters API

Web Administration

Apache / Nginx / Sharepoint

HTML / PHP / MYSQL

Social Media

Hootsuite / Amplify

Salesforce / ExactTarget

File Servers

Supermicro IPMI

RAID / MDADM

NFS / Samba / iSCSI

Remote Access

OpenVPN

Email Servers

Postfix

DevOps

Ansible / YAML

Microsoft Office

Excel / Word / Outlook

SUMMARY

An experienced client-facing professional with a demonstrated history of success in the financial services industry. A tenacious problem solver that welcomes new challenges and obstacles to overcome, quickly adapting to workflow changes. Possesses a proven track record of meeting strict project deadlines without sacrificing attention to quality and accuracy.

Opensource technology enthusiast aiming to enter the IT industry, bringing a strong troubleshooting aptitude, with an interest in large data, automation and security. Leveraging customer service experience, fully committed to proving himself in a new career, with room for upward advancement based on performance.

EXPERIENCE

Senior Retail Products Associate – Canaccord Genuity 2001-2018

Designed, administrated and contributed to a nationwide brokers’ landing web portal and related blog sites

Managed a team publishing Canada’s most wide-read financial newsletter, the Morning Coffee, meeting strict compliance deadlines on a daily basis to deliver the product to 3,000+ direct clients and prospects

Spearheaded Canaccord’s social media presence via The Morning Coffee (@CGWM_MrngCoffee), achieving 1,700+ financial industry twitter followers in three years, including reporters, pundits, brokers, external analysts and the like

Curated financial news of interest, enabling brokers to deploy their own targeted prospecting campaigns

Streamlined by orders of magnitude (both in time and manpower) the tasks required to assemble the aforementioned products

Established robust relationships as the first point of contact for high net worth brokers, troubleshooting and facilitating their own goal achievements

Trained new department hires on internal software platforms, as well as proper conduct with brokers and clients

IT-RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Maintained for 10+ years a 40TB failover multimedia server for family, friends and colleagues, built on re-purposed multi-processor architecture, hosting various game servers, transcoding/streaming and own-cloud solutions

Implemented custom firewall tables to limit users’ streaming bitrates and daily data quotas, reducing traffic load

Decommissioned faulty hard drives and rebuilt arrays on file servers with minimal downtime, once even remotely while overseas

An evangelist that continuously introduces and educates people on cost-effective opensource solutions for their business needs

Contributes to distributed computing projects during processing downtimes

Recently began a blog featuring how-to’s and anecdotes on the aforementioned achievements

Chris Bebek

Vancouver, BC

Contact Info

604-***-****

ac8kep@r.postjobfree.com

chrisbebek.com/blog

linkedin.com/in/chrisbebek

Languages

English

French

Japanese

Croatian

Volunteer

Folding @Home

Distributed Computing

Contributed more than

120 million points to

Protein folding simulations

CERTIFICATIONS

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and System Administrator (RHCSA)

Credential ID 140-039-850

-Possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities required of a system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Network Associate (CCNA)

Credential ID CSCO12408930

-Able to install, set up, configure, troubleshoot and operate a medium-sized routed and switched computer network

CURRENT PURSUITS AND WHY

DevOps specialization via Red Hat Ansible Automation (RHCA)

-Acquire additional tools to robustly streamline day-to-day tasks, as well as a stepping stone to achieving the Red Hat Certified Architect designation

Cloud specialization via Amazon AWS Cloud Computing Certification

-Gain a better understanding of de-facto cloud offerings, assessing the feasibility and economics of migrating my own operations

Containerizing my home build via Docker

-With the intent of verifying if some tasks spanning several machines can be centralized, enabling other equipment be repurposed or decommissioned

Converting various BASH scripts built up over the years into Python code

-Mainly for the exercise of learning more Python and making tasks more Ansible-friendly

EDUCATION

McGill University – B.Sc. Honours in Mathematics

Focused on financial modelling including Black-Scholes

Fingerprint archiving / digital signal processing via wavelets

REFERENCES

Available upon request



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